Apr 02, 2020
The Industrial Agricultural Mechanics Technology program provides specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of agricultural diesel powered equipment. The program will prepare the individual to select, safely use, and maintain hand and power tools, jacks, and hoisting equipment. This program content includes instruction in the diagnosis of malfunctions and the repair of agricultural diesel engines, fuel and electrical systems, power trains, basic hydraulics, and preventive maintenance for agricultural and heavy equipment.
- Provide a safe training facility and healthy environment for learning
- Encourage students to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners
- Establish a working relationship between students and employers that promotes upgrading of skills for continued advancement in the field
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the Industrial/Agriculture Mechanics Technology Program will be able to:
- Practice safe use of power tools.
- Properly disassemble and reassemble engines and replacement parts.
- Develop ability to read and apply service manual information for repair.
- Apply basic computer skills
- Understand and apply preventative maintenance procedures.
- Understand how to read and diagnose electrical schematics and systems.
- Apply basic knowledge of hydraulic systems.
- Utilize knowledge of steering systems and components for diagnosis and repair.
- Demonstrate basic ability to diagnose and repair agricultural equipment
- Utilize communication skills.
Specific Degree Requirements
Students wishing to earn a Technical Degree in Industrial/Agriculture Technology from South Louisiana Community College must:
- Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.
- Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
- Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
- Used no more than one-third credit in required major courses and no more than 50 percent of credit hours total from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), to meet the degree requirements, unless required by a specific program.
- Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.
Major Area Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 42
- IAMT Courses - 42 Credits
Other Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 3
CTS: Industrial Mechanic Apprentice Total: 17
Technical Diploma Total Credits: 45
Must have a grade of “C” or higher in all courses.